Judge delays trial in Auburn tree poisoning

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - A judge has delayed the trial of the University of Alabama fan charged with poisoning the oak trees at Auburn University's Toomer's Corner.

An order issued Thursday says the trial of 62-year-old Harvey Updyke Jr. is being postponed at the agreement of both prosecutors and the defense.

While Updyke's trial was set for this summer, officials say he probably won't go on trial now before November, or the middle of football season.

Updyke is accused of criminal mischief and other charges for allegedly putting poison around the bases of the Toomer's oaks. Auburn fans traditionally roll them with toilet paper after a big victory.

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